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Untucked Redux

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Lots of folks have been sending in additional examples of basketball teams wearing untucked jerseys. The best story comes from reader Todd Tompkins, who recently checked in with the following:

This is a picture of my high school basketball team from 1991 at Washington Union High in Fresno. Our coach was so pissed off at us during my freshman year because we kept un-tucking our jerseys when we would get into games. He got tired of yelling at us, I guess, because the next year we wore these. We hated them! We thought they were girls’ uniforms.

We were the only team we saw in California to have these. If I remember correctly, they were micro-mesh and made by Wilson. They only lasted two seasons.

Ah, but if Todd had gone to high school 10 years earlier, he might have seen these uniforms, which were worn by Simi Valley High School (about three and a half hours from Fresno) in the early 1980s. Those shots were sent in by Simi Valley alum Dwayne Archuleta.

As for additional examples:

• If you watch this video clip (contributed by Dwayne Archuleta), you’ll see (a) a really nasty collision that they show over and over and over, and (b) UTEP wearing untucked jerseys. Interestingly, the hemline stripes almost look like a striped waistband on the shorts when viewed from the front, but their true nature becomes easier to see from the side.

• As we’ve seen before, many girls’ and women’s teams went untucked in the late 1970s and early ’80s. For example, Brad Eenhuis notes that the Iowa women’s team went untucked and sleeved in the late ’70s too (as did their opponent in that photo). And they were still untucked in the late 1980s.

• And on the girls’ high school level, Doug Keklak found lots of examples from Bishop McCort High School in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. “My brother and I went to the public school (Greater Johnstown), and he recalls a lot of teams in our area using this style in the girls’ game,” says Doug. “Greater Johnstown used them when he was in school (Class of ’87).”

Thanks to all the contributors. I’ll keep running untucked updates as circumstances warrant.

Pittsburgh Party Update: Schedule change for the Pittsburgh get-together. It will now take place on Sunday, March 1st, at 1pm. As for the venue, a very large computer is even now preparing a sophisticated algorithm to help determine the optimal site, but at the moment the front-runners are Max’s, Sarney’s, and Pollock’s. Stay tuned.

Raffle Reminder: Today’s the last day for the Colors raffle. Details here.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Major find here: More than 30 years before the green dot, there was the yellow dot. “That’s a screen grab from the 1976 ’Skins highlight film,” says Larry Wiederecht. “Knowing George Allen, he probably handed them out as motivation to beat Dallas that day.” Either that or it was a play on Gerry Ford’s “WIN” buttons, which were in vogue around that time. … Super-cool old Plexiglas faceguard was auctioned off yesterday (with thanks to Brendon Yarian). … Michael Orr spotted these socks at a high school basketball state playoff game between R.B. Stall High (North Charleston) and Dreher High (Columbia, SC). … Remember the proposed new Eagle County logo from yesterday? Doug Brei notes that it looks familiar. … Hmmmm, this is interesting. That less-offensive Citi Field logo was supposedly only going to be used on merch sold at Citi Field, but hey, maybe MLB.com has a server tucked away on the press level or something. And no, I don’t think this means they’re changing the sleeve patch on the jerseys (with thanks to Brian Erni). … Would you shave off all your hair and wear an ad tattoo on your scalp, just for a plane ticket to New Zealand? These people did. … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: Loads of cool old Orioles spring training pics here. … Sigh. … More old-school NYC letterboxes here (with thanks to Ken Clark, although I really should have known about that page, since I’m a big fan of the Forgotten NY site and its editor, Kevin Walsh, who’s a longtime Uni Watch fan). … Did you know stop signs used to be yellow? I didn’t (but I do now, thanks to Don Montgomery). … Here’s a good view of the Joe Robbie memorial band and 25th-anniversary patch that the Dolphins wore in 1990 (with thanks to Alan Borock). … Also from Alan: Good view of NC State’s front helmet decals, circa mid-1980s. … Serious sock stripes on display here (with thanks to Thomas Turner). … “Beleaguered Habs goalie Casey Price is switching his leg pads back to white from the red he has worn since the All-Star Game,” reports Casey Barcomb. “Since donning the red pillows, he has allowed 32 goals in eight games for a 4.00 GAA. In the season prior to switching to the red pads, his GAA was 2.35.” … Very nice Brad Van Pelt photo gallery here. “Aside from being the rare linebacker who got to keep his No. 10 (as mentioned in this obit), I think he was the only Giant to have gone through all five of the ’70s-’80s uniform incarnations,” notes Fran Fried. … Some British railroad uniforms had to be returned to the manufacturer because they were too revealing. No photo, alas (with thanks to Brendan Tarpey). … Jonee Eisen has scanned a bunch of pages from a 1975 New England Whalers program. “I love the wacky illustrations, especially the weird one on the coaches’ page — what the hell is that about?” he writes. “Also, it’s great that the ‘tough guys’ are celebrated, complete with fight photos. There are also a couple photos showing Toronto Toros players, who appear to have TNOS (team name on sleeves), as well as a center stripe on the helmet.” There’s more, too — for the full slideshow, look here. … I don’t really care about this sort of stuff, but I know many of you do. … Took a while, but Justine DeCotis finally came up with a photo of Milica Paligoric, the Iona player who was wearing eye black a few weeks ago. … I’m fairly certain this is a first: A Phoenix-area high school basketball team had to borrow another school’s uniforms due to a mercury spill (special Uni Watch hazmat suit now on its way to Jason Molina). … See what happens when there are too many “Think Pink” banners in the arena? (That’s Phil‘s wisecrack, just for the record.) … The Chicago Wolves (AHL) wore their home whites with the wolf’s head on the front last night — except for goalie Ondrej Pavelec, who wore the team’s maroon-shouldered alternate with “Wolves” across the chest. “Apparently there was some kind of laundry problem when the team came back from their road trip, or at least that’s what the announcers said,” reports Jonathan Cain. “The back-up goalie wore the alternate too.” … The Australian Football League’s Melbourne Demons will wear a special Red Cross relief pitch on Saturday, complete with a phone number, to help victims of the recent brush fires (with thanks to Drew Douglas). … Remember my post a few months ago about the Phillips 66ers and their penchant for double-numbered players? Erik Morris found a non-double-number example. … If you scroll down to the “Fool’s Swag” section near the bottom of this page, you’ll find an interesting story about NFL players keeping their helmets (good find by Brinke Guthrie). … The 10th photo in this gallery shows Iowa State hoops player Craig Brackins wearing one knee-high sock and one shorter sock in last night’s game against Kansas (with thanks to Shane Baker). … Yesterday’s Ticker included an item about Paul Bielewicz and his attempts to document the uniforms worn by the 1932 Rochester Red Wings (he now thinks they looked like one of these). If you can help him with this, or with any other Red Wings-related research, contact him here.

 

116 comments to Untucked Redux

  • Steve | February 19, 2009 at 8:55 am |

    typo on the word “yesterday” in the ticker

  • Ken The Otter | February 19, 2009 at 8:59 am |

    Game-worn Buffalo Sabres alternate jerseys hit the auction block today.

    http://sabres.nhl.co...

  • Bob A | February 19, 2009 at 9:02 am |

    I really like seeing those Orioles spring pix. Makes me nostalgic for when my team was relevent. Interesting that the slideshow traces the “Boog Powell uni number” history. He shows up wearing #8, #16 and finally his long time #26. You can trace his ‘size’ history as well. ;-)

  • Slidetuba | February 19, 2009 at 9:20 am |

    Best place for a get-together is Piper’s on the S. Side..

  • Juan Grande | February 19, 2009 at 9:25 am |

    Stop signs were yellow through the mid-1950s and then began changing over to red. This was when all US road signs began to follow standardized sizes, designs, and colors during the initial interstate highway construction programs.

  • War Damn Eagle | February 19, 2009 at 9:36 am |

    http://vdimg.sv.publ...

    that Eagle County logo looks a lot like this, too:

    http://www.irvingtlc...

  • caknuck | February 19, 2009 at 9:37 am |

    Did the Cowboys have to charge Tucker $200 for his helmet because of salary cap nitpickery?

  • Hank | February 19, 2009 at 9:38 am |

    Easy explanation for coaches’ corner drawing: Coaches are hired to be fired. Hence the firing squad.

  • Steve | February 19, 2009 at 9:44 am |

    Another patch referenced in today’s post. It reminds me that I have been meaning to ask the UW community for recommendations on where to purchase these sports patches. Besides eBay and the Teampatch Yahoo store, does anyone know a good site to purchase the vintage or current sports team patches?

  • Chris in Nashville | February 19, 2009 at 9:56 am |

    Brackins takes me back to Kerry Kittles

    http://www.grandstan...
    http://www.njdogtrai...

    Coincidentally, Paul wrote about this way back in 2005.

    http://sports.espn.g...

  • Al Gruwell | February 19, 2009 at 9:56 am |

    Re: the ‘Skins yellow dot. Ya gotta hit to win?

  • Kevin C. | February 19, 2009 at 10:03 am |

    Uni numbers on Sox’s socks

  • Cory A | February 19, 2009 at 10:14 am |

    Does anyone know where I could find some more pictures of N.C. State’s front helmet decals?

  • Bernard | February 19, 2009 at 10:23 am |

    Wow, Paul. I don’t know who hipped you to Sarney’s and Pollock’s, but those are both great ideas.

  • Ryan | February 19, 2009 at 10:26 am |


    I noticed four different helmet styles while looking through that slideshow: “old NY” (the one that’s currently resurrected), 70’s one year wonder uglies, GIANTS with three stripes and GIANTS with one red stripe. What am I missing? Was the fifth a uni change and not a helmet change?

  • Paul Lukas | February 19, 2009 at 10:27 am |

    [quote comment=”315517″]Wow, Paul. I don’t know who hipped you to Sarney’s and Pollock’s, but those are both great ideas.[/quote]

    I have sources, budddy. Very good sources….

  • JTH | February 19, 2009 at 10:30 am |

    [quote comment=”315509″]http://vdimg.sv.publicus.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=VD&Date=20090217&Category=NEWS&ArtNo=902179879&Ref=AR&Profile=1078&maxw=300&MaxH=300

    that Eagle County logo looks a lot like this, too:

    http://www.irvingtlc...
    It reminds me a lot of this, too.

  • Lomion | February 19, 2009 at 10:33 am |

    A mercury spill shut down a whole school? What happened, a wave of mercury pouring from an elevator, like blood in the shining? Seriously, though, my first mental picture from the ticker description was that the mercury was spilled directly ON the unis, so that they couldn’t be worn. Like, the team was dueling with old thermometers at practice, and it all went horribly wrong.

  • Juan Grande | February 19, 2009 at 10:41 am |

    [quote comment=”315521″]A mercury spill shut down a whole school? What happened, a wave of mercury pouring from an elevator, like blood in the shining? Seriously, though, my first mental picture from the ticker description was that the mercury was spilled directly ON the unis, so that they couldn’t be worn. Like, the team was dueling with old thermometers at practice, and it all went horribly wrong.[/quote]

    When I was in college, some idiot managed to spill a vial of mercury in the science building. I hadn’t seen so many hazmat suits in one place since I watched “Outbreak”. Mercury is some nasty stuff and the authorities really go nuts if there’s a spill.

  • Hott Rodd (Not my Ticker Name :-P) | February 19, 2009 at 10:46 am |

    [quote comment=”315521″]A mercury spill shut down a whole school? What happened, a wave of mercury pouring from an elevator, like blood in the shining? Seriously, though, my first mental picture from the ticker description was that the mercury was spilled directly ON the unis, so that they couldn’t be worn. Like, the team was dueling with old thermometers at practice, and it all went horribly wrong.[/quote]

    When I was in high school circa 2000, there was a mercury spill in our chem lab and all 2500 students were evacuated to the football field. Hazmat crews were called in, and had it cleaned up within about an hour or so. They don’t screw around with heavy metal poisoning in public schools.

    In this case it was a student who had the mercury at his house and brought it to school and tracked it around campus. Which explains the delay in reopening the school

    “Traces of mercury were found throughout the campus in school buses, four different buildings and in the athletic pole-vaulting area, Snapp said.”

    http://www.azcentral...

  • slurpeeman | February 19, 2009 at 10:48 am |

    Yellow stop signs reminded me of this: http://www.youtube.c...

  • Robert in Dallas | February 19, 2009 at 10:57 am |

    [quote comment=”315523″][quote comment=”315521″]A mercury spill shut down a whole school? What happened, a wave of mercury pouring from an elevator, like blood in the shining? Seriously, though, my first mental picture from the ticker description was that the mercury was spilled directly ON the unis, so that they couldn’t be worn. Like, the team was dueling with old thermometers at practice, and it all went horribly wrong.[/quote]

    When I was in high school circa 2000, there was a mercury spill in our chem lab and all 2500 students were evacuated to the football field. Hazmat crews were called in, and had it cleaned up within about an hour or so. They don’t screw around with heavy metal poisoning in public schools.

    In this case it was a student who had the mercury at his house and brought it to school and tracked it around campus. Which explains the delay in reopening the school

    “Traces of mercury were found throughout the campus in school buses, four different buildings and in the athletic pole-vaulting area, Snapp said.”

    http://www.azcentral...

    Ah, how times have changed. When I was a kid, the science teacher had a container of mercury that he used to demonstrate how coins would float on heavy metals.

    At some point, I helped myself to a test tube full of the mercury and took it home, where did some floating tests of my own. I held on to that test tube for years.

    It went into the attic at some point, and years later I found the test tube broken and the mercury spilled. Oops.

  • Taha | February 19, 2009 at 11:09 am |

    I thought yellow stop signs were for rolling stops?

  • LI Phil | February 19, 2009 at 11:14 am |

    [quote]At some point, I helped myself to a test tube full of the mercury and took it home, where did some floating tests of my own. I held on to that test tube for years.

    It went into the attic at some point, and years later I found the test tube broken and the mercury spilled. Oops.[/quote]

    i ate a lot of paint chips as a kid

  • Mike Edgerly | February 19, 2009 at 11:15 am |

    Cycling’s Tour of California has taken to putting the leader’s last name on the side panel of the leader’s jersey.

    http://www.velonews....

    Whaddya call this? NOS?

  • sonic tooth | February 19, 2009 at 11:18 am |

    When I was in high school circa 2000, there was a mercury spill in our chem lab and all 2500 students were evacuated to the football field. Hazmat crews were called in, and had it cleaned up within about an hour or so. They don’t screw around with heavy metal poisoning in public schools.

    In this case it was a student who had the mercury at his house and brought it to school and tracked it around campus. Which explains the delay in reopening the school

    “Traces of mercury were found throughout the campus in school buses, four different buildings and in the athletic pole-vaulting area, Snapp said.”

    http://www.azcentral...

    Odd, at my public school, officials turned a blind eye to “heavy metal poisoning” you should have seen the percentage of the student body that wore Black Sabbath, Metallica, and Megadeth T-shirts.

  • interlockingtc | February 19, 2009 at 11:23 am |

    Based on the photos alone, I don’t think you could go wrong with any of the three Pittsburgh locales. Nice.

    Thanks for the Forgotten NY link. I don’t imagine I’ll be leaving my computer for several hours.

    Is there any part of old Shea which was left standing as a monument?

  • Glen | February 19, 2009 at 11:25 am |

    The article on the Bills helmet yesterday gave me the idea to do a Butler helmet for my brother. I went on to eBay and bought a helmet . Its going to need some TLC, but I have a couple buddies who are in the auto body industry to the sandblasting bondo-ing and whatnot shouldn’t be to bad. Here is the kicker. I went on to the butler website and did some goggling and Butler helmets have gone from decals on both sides with stripes down the center and bone pride stickers to stripes and pride stickers only.
    This was a bit of an unexpected find, so I called my brother who just so happens to work in the athletic department at Butler to find out what was going on. I had to let him in on what I was doing and asked what was going on. He said (verbatim) that “the decals were shit and started falling off after the first game so they decided to go take them off”. I don’t know if this is going to be a permanent thing or not. I personally like the plain lids. I did get a couple numbers off of him of people to contact about getting decals and such for his present, and hopefully I can find out if they will keep the bulldog decals or not.

    Helmet i bought (im not wise enough to tag them in text)

    http://i3.ebayimg.co...

    Pics with decals

    http://images.google...

    http://grfx.cstv.com...

    http://www.butlerfoo...

    Pics Without Decals

    http://images.google...

    http://images.google...

    http://images.google...

  • Wally1912 | February 19, 2009 at 11:27 am |

    Articles about new Red Sox players’ numbers

    Josh Bard
    http://bostonherald....

    Takashi Saito
    http://bostonherald....

  • JTH | February 19, 2009 at 11:32 am |

    [quote comment=”315527″][quote]At some point, I helped myself to a test tube full of the mercury and took it home, where did some floating tests of my own. I held on to that test tube for years.

    It went into the attic at some point, and years later I found the test tube broken and the mercury spilled. Oops.[/quote]

    i ate a lot of paint chips as a kid[/quote]
    And, one would assume, you lived under power lines as well.

  • old jesse. | February 19, 2009 at 11:32 am |

    [quote comment=”315519″][quote comment=”315517″]Wow, Paul. I don’t know who hipped you to Sarney’s and Pollock’s, but those are both great ideas.[/quote]

    I have sources, budddy. Very good sources….[/quote]

    I’ve never been to either Sarney’s or Pollock’s. Do they have food?

  • JTH | February 19, 2009 at 11:36 am |

    [quote comment=”315529″]
    Odd, at my public school, officials turned a blind eye to “heavy metal poisoning” you should have seen the percentage of the student body that wore Black Sabbath, Metallica, and Megadeth T-shirts.[/quote]
    This was the shirt I wore for gym class my sophomore year and part of my junior year until some son of a bitch stole it out of my locker.

    I’m pretty sure one of the PE teachers was the culprit.

  • sonic tooth | February 19, 2009 at 11:44 am |

    [quote comment=”315535″][quote comment=”315529″]
    Odd, at my public school, officials turned a blind eye to “heavy metal poisoning” you should have seen the percentage of the student body that wore Black Sabbath, Metallica, and Megadeth T-shirts.[/quote]
    This was the shirt I wore for gym class my sophomore year and part of my junior year until some son of a bitch stole it out of my locker.

    I’m pretty sure one of the PE teachers was the culprit.[/quote]

    That shirt is a classic. I actually kept a Black Flag “slip it in” shirt as my gym shirt (mom didn’t approve of the image, so had to wear it away from home). It was also stolen, soon after I saw one of the baddest dudes on the football team walking down the halls with my Flag shirt on. 100% sure he was not a fan of the band. I let that slide…

  • Peter | February 19, 2009 at 11:47 am |

    More about the Chicago Wolves jersey issue from last night. The team took the ice for warm-ups wearing their burgundy road jerseys with white (home) and white (home) helmets. For the first period, the team wore the wolf head whites while both goalies wore the alternates. The goalies switch to the normal wolf head jersey for the remainder of the game after the first period. However, during the first, it looked a bit like soccer with the goalies wearing a different jersey.

  • Robert in Dallas | February 19, 2009 at 12:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”315536″]I actually kept a Black Flag “slip it in” shirt as my gym shirt (mom didn’t approve of the image, so had to wear it away from home). It was also stolen, soon after I saw one of the baddest dudes on the football team walking down the halls with my Flag shirt on. 100% sure he was not a fan of the band. I let that slide…[/quote]

    You should have gone “Heathers” on him. Theft of prized possessions is not to be tolerated.

  • sonic tooth | February 19, 2009 at 12:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”315538″][quote comment=”315536″]I actually kept a Black Flag “slip it in” shirt as my gym shirt (mom didn’t approve of the image, so had to wear it away from home). It was also stolen, soon after I saw one of the baddest dudes on the football team walking down the halls with my Flag shirt on. 100% sure he was not a fan of the band. I let that slide…[/quote]

    You should have gone “Heathers” on him. Theft of prized possessions is not to be tolerated.[/quote]

    Certainly would have been much cooler in retrospect if I had…

  • Steve | February 19, 2009 at 12:15 pm |

    Power to the people!

    http://weblogs.newsd...

  • Johnny O | February 19, 2009 at 12:34 pm |

    Here is another pic. from yesterday’s spring training site for the Brewers showing they have new BP caps this year. They have taken out the gold panel over the ear and replaced it with what looks like dark blue. There still is no change at MLBshop.

    http://d.yimg.com/a/...

  • random reader | February 19, 2009 at 12:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”315530″]Based on the photos alone, I don’t think you could go wrong with any of the three Pittsburgh locales. Nice.

    Thanks for the Forgotten NY link. I don’t imagine I’ll be leaving my computer for several hours.

    Is there any part of old Shea which was left standing as a monument?[/quote]

    The basepaths and locations of the pitcher’s mound and home plate will be visible in what will become the parking lot for Citi Field. I though I had read about plans for the old HR Apple to be preserved somewhere, perhaps near the Rotunda?

  • chance | February 19, 2009 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”315541″]Here is another pic. from yesterday’s spring training site for the Brewers showing they have new BP caps this year. They have taken out the gold panel over the ear and replaced it with what looks like dark blue. There still is no change at MLBshop.

    http://d.yimg.com/a/...

    It’s probably worth noting that the Brewers cap at MLBshop is only available in one size – Small/Medium. I’m guessing that they’re burning through old stock before offering the new one.

  • PCDan | February 19, 2009 at 12:46 pm |

    Looks like the Mets are wearing the patch Paul linked to during their Spring Training workouts.

    http://www.metsblog....

    Will this be worn opening day?

  • The Hemogoblin | February 19, 2009 at 12:46 pm |

    Hey Powers (or any other sneakerhead),

    I’ve broken my toenails on the big toes of both feet because my running shoes don’t take too kindly to being stepped on when I play frisbee… You have a way to remedy that?

    (…and Phil, you can’t say “Quit getting stepped on” unless you use capital letters, periods, and all forms of grammar correctly.)

  • LI Phil | February 19, 2009 at 12:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”315545″]Hey Powers (or any other sneakerhead),

    I’ve broken my toenails on the big toes of both feet because my running shoes don’t take too kindly to being stepped on when I play frisbee… You have a way to remedy that?

    (…and Phil, you can’t say “Quit getting stepped on” unless you use capital letters, periods, and all forms of grammar correctly.)[/quote]

    you need to rock ultimate old school style bro

  • Matt Brosseau | February 19, 2009 at 12:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”315545″]Hey Powers (or any other sneakerhead),

    I’ve broken my toenails on the big toes of both feet because my running shoes don’t take too kindly to being stepped on when I play frisbee… You have a way to remedy that?

    (…and Phil, you can’t say “Quit getting stepped on” unless you use capital letters, periods, and all forms of grammar correctly.)[/quote]

    You could try taping the problem toes, or adding moleskin to the underside of the toe, inside the shoe. Trying to do anything else to alter sneakers yourself is asking to end up with a mighty uncomfortable pair of sneakers…I’m talking DIY plastic inserts and stuff like that.

    Personally, I wore soccer cleats to play Ultimate in college. Never had a problem after being stepped on. Maybe you have brittle nails. You might try putting on some nail strengthening clear polish to help fortify the nails, but only if you’re man enough to do so :)

  • Matt Brosseau | February 19, 2009 at 12:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”315546″]you need to rock ultimate old school style bro[/quote]

    We had a couple guys on our team up at Hamilton who would play barefoot. Not bad out on Minor Field which drained reasonably well, but Colgate’s pitch was a sodden mess. You needed cleats for the traction.

  • chance | February 19, 2009 at 12:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”315544″]Looks like the Mets are wearing the patch Paul linked to during their Spring Training workouts.

    http://www.metsblog....

    Will this be worn opening day?[/quote]

    We can only hope.

    Nice to see the team in blue and orange caps.

  • olo | February 19, 2009 at 12:56 pm |

    Think Griffey will go back to #24 in Seattle? Doesn’t appear from their website roster that it’s taken…

  • Tris Wykes | February 19, 2009 at 1:00 pm |

    The AHL’s Albany River Rats have apparently lost virtually all their equipment in a bus crash early this morning that’s left four players hospitalized.

    http://cms.dailygaze...

  • Matt Brosseau | February 19, 2009 at 1:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”315551″]The AHL’s Albany River Rats have apparently lost virtually all their equipment in a bus crash early this morning that’s left four players hospitalized.

    http://cms.dailygaze...

    Wow. Eerie echoes of the Swift Current (WHL) Broncos’ bus crash in 1986; it hit black ice and flipped, but four players were killed. Glad to hear it wasn’t as bad as it could have been. I think they were going to play the baby Islanders tonight.

  • JTH | February 19, 2009 at 1:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”315547″][quote comment=”315545″]Hey Powers (or any other sneakerhead),

    I’ve broken my toenails on the big toes of both feet because my running shoes don’t take too kindly to being stepped on when I play frisbee… You have a way to remedy that?

    (…and Phil, you can’t say “Quit getting stepped on” unless you use capital letters, periods, and all forms of grammar correctly.)[/quote]

    You could try taping the problem toes, or adding moleskin to the underside of the toe, inside the shoe. Trying to do anything else to alter sneakers yourself is asking to end up with a mighty uncomfortable pair of sneakers…I’m talking DIY plastic inserts and stuff like that.

    Personally, I wore soccer cleats to play Ultimate in college. Never had a problem after being stepped on. Maybe you have brittle nails. You might try putting on some nail strengthening clear polish to help fortify the nails, but only if you’re man enough to do so :)[/quote]
    I’ll tell you what NOT to wear: steel-toed boots. I played basketball in a pair once and I ended up with blood blisters under the nails on both big toes.

  • Zack Tanner | February 19, 2009 at 1:23 pm |

    I was looking through the Penguins online shop today and checking out some of the St. Patrick’s Day shirts, and I noticed something rather disturbing, the Reebok wordmark above the player names on the back.

    http://shop.nhl.com/...

    Let’s hope this isn’t a sign of things to come.

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | February 19, 2009 at 1:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”315544″]Looks like the Mets are wearing the patch Paul linked to during their Spring Training workouts.

    http://www.metsblog....

    Will this be worn opening day?[/quote]
    I like to think we are making a difference and that is how the patch showed up ANYWHERE! I love it, by the way – classy.

  • werthj | February 19, 2009 at 1:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”315520″][quote comment=”315509″]http://vdimg.sv.publicus.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=VD&Date=20090217&Category=NEWS&ArtNo=902179879&Ref=AR&Profile=1078&maxw=300&MaxH=300

    that Eagle County logo looks a lot like this, too:

    http://www.irvingtlc...
    It reminds me a lot of this, too.[/quote]

    I think of this:
    http://www.chriscrea...

  • LI Phil | February 19, 2009 at 1:32 pm |

    [quote]I’ll tell you what NOT to wear: steel-toed boots. I played basketball in a pair once and I ended up with blood blisters under the nails on both big toes.[/quote]

    should i even bother asking why you played hoop in said footwear?

  • War Damn Eagle | February 19, 2009 at 1:37 pm |

    I’m a big fan of the new Giants spring training threads. Gone is the oddly-fonted “G” logo and the black-on-black color scheme. I like the orange-brimmed hat and absence of contrasting armpits.

    Before:
    http://cache.daylife...

    http://www.nancarrow...

    http://nbcsportsmedi...

    After:
    http://www.flickr.co...

  • Ken The Otter | February 19, 2009 at 1:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”315552″][quote comment=”315551″]The AHL’s Albany River Rats have apparently lost virtually all their equipment in a bus crash early this morning that’s left four players hospitalized.

    http://cms.dailygaze...

    Wow. Eerie echoes of the Swift Current (WHL) Broncos’ bus crash in 1986; it hit black ice and flipped, but four players were killed. Glad to hear it wasn’t as bad as it could have been. I think they were going to play the baby Islanders tonight.[/quote]

    Friday night.

  • Kenny | February 19, 2009 at 1:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”315527″][quote]At some point, I helped myself to a test tube full of the mercury and took it home, where did some floating tests of my own. I held on to that test tube for years.

    It went into the attic at some point, and years later I found the test tube broken and the mercury spilled. Oops.[/quote]

    i ate a lot of paint chips as a kid[/quote]

    Well that explains a lot! ;-)

  • JTH | February 19, 2009 at 1:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”315557″][quote]I’ll tell you what NOT to wear: steel-toed boots. I played basketball in a pair once and I ended up with blood blisters under the nails on both big toes.[/quote]

    should i even bother asking why you played hoop in said footwear?[/quote]
    No, but I’ll answer anyway.

    I was staying with my friend’s family in rural Wisconsin. It was early spring (end of March/beginning of April) and I really didn’t think there would be much need for any other type of shoes, so I didn’t pack any.

    Wrong.

  • The Hemogoblin | February 19, 2009 at 2:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”315547″][quote comment=”315545″]Hey Powers (or any other sneakerhead),

    I’ve broken my toenails on the big toes of both feet because my running shoes don’t take too kindly to being stepped on when I play frisbee… You have a way to remedy that?

    (…and Phil, you can’t say “Quit getting stepped on” unless you use capital letters, periods, and all forms of grammar correctly.)[/quote]

    You could try taping the problem toes, or adding moleskin to the underside of the toe, inside the shoe. Trying to do anything else to alter sneakers yourself is asking to end up with a mighty uncomfortable pair of sneakers…I’m talking DIY plastic inserts and stuff like that.

    Personally, I wore soccer cleats to play Ultimate in college. Never had a problem after being stepped on. Maybe you have brittle nails. You might try putting on some nail strengthening clear polish to help fortify the nails, but only if you’re man enough to do so :)[/quote]

    I have really brittle nails. I can pick at my fingernails and they’ll crack.

    Also, what’s the moleskin going to do?

  • Neil | February 19, 2009 at 2:19 pm |

    At last night’s Rangers-Islanders game at MSG, one brave Islanders fan came in the fishsticks sweater. Oddly, it had Bossy on the back. Bossy never played in that sweater. Was that you Phil?

  • Matt Brosseau | February 19, 2009 at 2:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”315562″]
    I have really brittle nails. I can pick at my fingernails and they’ll crack.

    Also, what’s the moleskin going to do?[/quote]

    The moleskin will provide a cushion between your toe and anything landing on top of your foot. I’m assuming your running shoe has a mesh-like toe, or is made out of a similar lightweight material. You’re basically just trying to beef up the toebox here with a flexible, soft material.

    You can buy it in all sorts of shapes and thicknesses, go to a CVS and they should have it near the insoles and assorted foot-related items.

    But it sounds like you just have bad nails; you might have better results improving the nails…they make strengthening products that you brush on. Taking Vitamin E (1000 mg daily) also helps build up nails.

  • The Hemogoblin | February 19, 2009 at 2:28 pm |

    [quote comment=\”315564\”][quote comment=\”315562\”]
    I have really brittle nails. I can pick at my fingernails and they\’ll crack.

    Also, what\’s the moleskin going to do?[/quote]

    The moleskin will provide a cushion between your toe and anything landing on top of your foot. I\’m assuming your running shoe has a mesh-like toe, or is made out of a similar lightweight material. You\’re basically just trying to beef up the toebox here with a flexible, soft material.

    You can buy it in all sorts of shapes and thicknesses, go to a CVS and they should have it near the insoles and assorted foot-related items.

    But it sounds like you just have bad nails; you might have better results improving the nails…they make strengthening products that you brush on. Taking Vitamin E (1000 mg daily) also helps build up nails.[/quote]

    Yep, it has a mesh toe and absolutely no cushion there, especially now that I\’ve worn them a few times… thanks for the help, I\’m definitely going to have to try these things… right after the pain dies down, natch.

  • LI Phil | February 19, 2009 at 2:36 pm |

    [quote]one brave Islanders fan came in the fishsticks sweater. Oddly, it had Bossy on the back. Bossy never played in that sweater. Was that you Phil?[/quote]

    um…no

    it’s entirely possible it was a blueshirt fan rubbing salt in the wounds…

    i still haven’t tracked down the perfect gorton’s sweater, but when i do, i would NEVER defile it by placing the name of a player who never wore said jersey on it…that’s even worse than putting a modern day/current name on a throwback, imho, although both are cardinal sins

  • Matt Brosseau | February 19, 2009 at 2:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”315566″][quote]one brave Islanders fan came in the fishsticks sweater. Oddly, it had Bossy on the back. Bossy never played in that sweater. Was that you Phil?[/quote]

    um…no

    it’s entirely possible it was a blueshirt fan rubbing salt in the wounds…

    i still haven’t tracked down the perfect gorton’s sweater, but when i do, i would NEVER defile it by placing the name of a player who never wore said jersey on it…that’s even worse than putting a modern day/current name on a throwback, imho, although both are cardinal sins[/quote]

    My Gorton’s sweater is #44 Bertuzzi. I feel far worse about the name on the back than the fisherman on the front. It’s in the waaaaaay back of my closet now, but it got worn to more than a couple Rags-Islanders tilts back in the dark days.

  • JTH | February 19, 2009 at 2:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”315566″]
    i still haven’t tracked down the perfect gorton’s sweater[/quote]
    Sure you have.

  • The Hemogoblin | February 19, 2009 at 3:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”315568″][quote comment=”315566″]
    i still haven’t tracked down the perfect gorton’s sweater[/quote]
    Sure you have.[/quote]

    I know just the guy to help you out, Phil.

  • Mike | February 19, 2009 at 3:04 pm |

    I was at the Caps-Canadiens game last night and noticed Carey Price, the Montreal Goalie, not wearing socks. It looked like he had on the tight black/blue body suit players wear, then skin, then his skates. no nothing…..weird.

  • Beardface | February 19, 2009 at 3:18 pm |

    Another case of too good to be true?

    http://www.fashionli...

    At quick glance, they look to be pretty good fakes, but I haven’t really looked through them…

  • The Hemogoblin | February 19, 2009 at 3:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”315571″]Another case of too good to be true?

    http://www.fashionli...

    At quick glance, they look to be pretty good fakes, but I haven’t really looked through them…[/quote]

    From here it looks like the NOBs are AFU.

  • Matt Brosseau | February 19, 2009 at 3:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”315571″]Another case of too good to be true?

    http://www.fashionli...

    At quick glance, they look to be pretty good fakes, but I haven’t really looked through them…[/quote]

    Here’s all you need to know about this outfit, under “FAQ” this is the address to pay by Western Union money x-fer:

    First name: Xiaojun Last name: Li

    Address: Xinshi Baiyun District Guangzhou Guangdong China
    Zip code: 510410 City : Guangzhou
    Country: China

    The hockey sweaters are atrocious…

  • The Hemogoblin | February 19, 2009 at 3:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”315573″][quote comment=”315571″]Another case of too good to be true?

    http://www.fashionli...

    At quick glance, they look to be pretty good fakes, but I haven’t really looked through them…[/quote]

    Here’s all you need to know about this outfit, under “FAQ” this is the address to pay by Western Union money x-fer:

    First name: Xiaojun

    Last name: Li

    Address: Xinshi Baiyun District Guangzhou Guangdong China
    Zip code: 510410

    City : Guangzhou
    Country: China

    The hockey sweaters are atrocious…[/quote]

    HAHAHA… a CCM with the Reebok hem…

  • Beardface | February 19, 2009 at 3:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”315574″][quote comment=”315573″][quote comment=”315571″]Another case of too good to be true?

    http://www.fashionli...

    At quick glance, they look to be pretty good fakes, but I haven’t really looked through them…[/quote]

    Here’s all you need to know about this outfit, under “FAQ” this is the address to pay by Western Union money x-fer:

    First name: Xiaojun

    Last name: Li

    Address: Xinshi Baiyun District Guangzhou Guangdong China
    Zip code: 510410

    City : Guangzhou
    Country: China

    The hockey sweaters are atrocious…[/quote]

    HAHAHA… a CCM with the Reebok hem…[/quote]
    LOL!

    As I said, I only very quickly glanced through it… hilarious catch… thats great

  • chance | February 19, 2009 at 3:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”315571″]Another case of too good to be true?

    http://www.fashionli...

    At quick glance, they look to be pretty good fakes, but I haven’t really looked through them…[/quote]
    Not terribly good fakes – the Steelers’ number font is all wonky.

  • Tim | February 19, 2009 at 3:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”315571″]Another case of too good to be true?

    http://www.fashionli...

    At quick glance, they look to be pretty good fakes, but I haven’t really looked through them…[/quote]

    Correct me if I’m wrong but don’t the authentics have the truncated sleeve stripes? I didn’t think they go all the way around the arm like that.

    Sad to say that the fakes look better than the authentics in the regard.

  • chance | February 19, 2009 at 3:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”315543″][quote comment=”315541″]Here is another pic. from yesterday’s spring training site for the Brewers showing they have new BP caps this year. They have taken out the gold panel over the ear and replaced it with what looks like dark blue. There still is no change at MLBshop.

    http://d.yimg.com/a/...

    It’s probably worth noting that the Brewers cap at MLBshop is only available in one size – Small/Medium. I’m guessing that they’re burning through old stock before offering the new one.[/quote]
    Lids shows the correct BP cap. The gold’s really light, almost white, but I’m guessing that’s just their crummy photos.

  • Beardface | February 19, 2009 at 3:59 pm |

    http://www.fashionli...

    So apparently Pat Burrell was the only Phillie to wear his number on the right sleeve last year… who knew

  • Bernard | February 19, 2009 at 4:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”315577″][quote comment=”315571″]Another case of too good to be true?

    http://www.fashionli...

    At quick glance, they look to be pretty good fakes, but I haven’t really looked through them…[/quote]

    Correct me if I’m wrong but don’t the authentics have the truncated sleeve stripes? I didn’t think they go all the way around the arm like that.

    Sad to say that the fakes look better than the authentics in the regard.[/quote]

    Sorry I can’t find a better pic, but the sleeve stripes on Steelers authentics go all the way around.

    http://news.steelers...

  • Jeff P | February 19, 2009 at 4:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”315570″]I was at the Caps-Canadiens game last night and noticed Carey Price, the Montreal Goalie, not wearing socks. It looked like he had on the tight black/blue body suit players wear, then skin, then his skates. no nothing…..weird.[/quote]
    A lot of goalies do that. In fact, it’s probably more notable to see a goalie who does wear team socks. Compression gear, thin socks and sweatpants are the most commonly worn stuff I’ve seen.

  • The Hemogoblin | February 19, 2009 at 4:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”315581″][quote comment=”315570″]I was at the Caps-Canadiens game last night and noticed Carey Price, the Montreal Goalie, not wearing socks. It looked like he had on the tight black/blue body suit players wear, then skin, then his skates. no nothing…..weird.[/quote]
    A lot of goalies do that. In fact, it’s probably more notable to see a goalie who does wear team socks. Compression gear, thin socks and sweatpants are the most commonly worn stuff I’ve seen.[/quote]

    I’ll have to ask the kid across the hall from me… he’s on the hockey team.

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | February 19, 2009 at 4:23 pm |

    Typo on the part about Carey Price. You typed Casey Price. (=

  • moss | February 19, 2009 at 4:23 pm |

    Does anyone have a link to the video of the Detroit Tigers playing the Boston Red Sox when the Tigers were wearing the Navy alternates. My father in law doesn’t believe me.

  • old jesse. | February 19, 2009 at 4:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”315580″][quote comment=”315577″][quote comment=”315571″]Another case of too good to be true?

    http://www.fashionli...

    At quick glance, they look to be pretty good fakes, but I haven’t really looked through them…[/quote]

    Correct me if I’m wrong but don’t the authentics have the truncated sleeve stripes? I didn’t think they go all the way around the arm like that.

    Sad to say that the fakes look better than the authentics in the regard.[/quote]

    Sorry I can’t find a better pic, but the sleeve stripes on Steelers authentics go all the way around.

    http://news.steelers...

    The stripes on the Steelers jerseys do go all the way around.

    I looked through the rest of thosejerseys, and while the Steelers ones are pretty bad, some of them actually look kind of decent, certainly better than the $70 replica the teams sell.

  • Mike | February 19, 2009 at 4:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”315585″][quote comment=”315580″][quote comment=”315577″][quote comment=”315571″]Another case of too good to be true?

    http://www.fashionli...

    At quick glance, they look to be pretty good fakes, but I haven’t really looked through them…[/quote]

    Correct me if I’m wrong but don’t the authentics have the truncated sleeve stripes? I didn’t think they go all the way around the arm like that.

    Sad to say that the fakes look better than the authentics in the regard.[/quote]

    Sorry I can’t find a better pic, but the sleeve stripes on Steelers authentics go all the way around.

    http://news.steelers...

    The stripes on the Steelers jerseys do go all the way around.

    I looked through the rest of thosejerseys, and while the Steelers ones are pretty bad, some of them actually look kind of decent, certainly better than the $70 replica the teams sell.[/quote]

    Ok, I admit it, I have one of these. I got it off eBay, not this site, but it is the same thing. It was perfect for the SB party I went to and looked a lot better than some others I have seen. Biggest downfall…it stunk like a Chinese sidestreet…ugh…diesel smell was horrible!

  • Mike McAllister | February 19, 2009 at 4:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”315581″][quote comment=”315570″]I was at the Caps-Canadiens game last night and noticed Carey Price, the Montreal Goalie, not wearing socks. It looked like he had on the tight black/blue body suit players wear, then skin, then his skates. no nothing…..weird.[/quote]
    A lot of goalies do that. In fact, it’s probably more notable to see a goalie who does wear team socks. Compression gear, thin socks and sweatpants are the most commonly worn stuff I’ve seen.[/quote]

    My son is a goalie, and he wears black longjohns under his pads…

  • The Fonz | February 19, 2009 at 4:44 pm |

    according to metsblog: Here is the official press release from the team:

    Image004“The Mets will wear a new cap for the entirety of the 2009 season featuring a patch on the left side commemorating the opening of CitiField. The team will wear the new caps on Monday for team photos, and then the caps will debut officially on Opening Day. Designed by MLB and the Mets last year and manufactured by New Era, the caps will be available for purchase beginning next week (week of 2/23). The caps, available in blue, black and black/blue (blue attached and below), will have a one-week exclusive at MLB.com, Modell’s, Mets Clubhouse Stores and at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, the Mets’ Spring Training camp.”

  • BurghFan | February 19, 2009 at 4:44 pm |

    I’ve never been to either Sarney’s or Pollock’s. Do they have food?

    They’re both on the list of bars where smoking is allowed (a bad thing for me), so probably not much.

  • old jesse. | February 19, 2009 at 4:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”315589″]I’ve never been to either Sarney’s or Pollock’s. Do they have food?

    They’re both on the list of bars where smoking is allowed (a bad thing for me), so probably not much.[/quote]

    Max’s has highly awesome food.

  • Big Al | February 19, 2009 at 4:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”315518″]I noticed four different helmet styles while looking through that slideshow: “old NY” (the one that’s currently resurrected), 70’s one year wonder uglies, GIANTS with three stripes and GIANTS with one red stripe. What am I missing? Was the fifth a uni change and not a helmet change?[/quote]
    Call me crazy, but I love the uppercase italicized NY that the Giants used only in 1975.

    http://assets.giants...

    Distant Replays had a hat with that logo on it a few years back, but it was that hideous New Era fitted style with a different colored brim, multi-striped piping on each panel, etc. If anyone knows of any other merchandise with that logo on it, I’d love a heads-up…

  • LI Phil | February 19, 2009 at 5:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”315591″]Call me crazy, but I love the uppercase italicized NY that the Giants used only in 1975.

    http://assets.giants...

    you’re crazy

    [quote]Distant Replays had a hat with that logo on it a few years back, but it was that hideous New Era fitted style with a different colored brim, multi-striped piping on each panel, etc. If anyone knows of any other merchandise with that logo on it, I’d love a heads-up…[/quote]

    sounds like a case for…

    DIY

  • JTH | February 19, 2009 at 5:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”315586″][quote comment=”315585″][quote comment=”315580″][quote comment=”315577″][quote comment=”315571″]Another case of too good to be true?

    http://www.fashionli...

    At quick glance, they look to be pretty good fakes, but I haven’t really looked through them…[/quote]

    Correct me if I’m wrong but don’t the authentics have the truncated sleeve stripes? I didn’t think they go all the way around the arm like that.

    Sad to say that the fakes look better than the authentics in the regard.[/quote]

    Sorry I can’t find a better pic, but the sleeve stripes on Steelers authentics go all the way around.

    http://news.steelers...

    The stripes on the Steelers jerseys do go all the way around.

    I looked through the rest of thosejerseys, and while the Steelers ones are pretty bad, some of them actually look kind of decent, certainly better than the $70 replica the teams sell.[/quote]

    Ok, I admit it, I have one of these. I got it off eBay, not this site, but it is the same thing. It was perfect for the SB party I went to and looked a lot better than some others I have seen. Biggest downfall…it stunk like a Chinese sidestreet…ugh…diesel smell was horrible![/quote]
    I’ve got three “authentic-ish” Bears jerseys (one of each) that I bought on eBay from some dude in Seoul for less than the price of a single replica.

    There are some minor issues that I could easily correct with a needle and thread if they really bothered me enough to take action.

  • EdfromAz | February 19, 2009 at 5:25 pm |

    As many of you have heard Dodger catcher Russell Martin will be wearing “J. Martin” on the back of his jersey this season in honor of his mother. I may have some spring training pictures of that on the film I took, should know for sure by tomorrow.

  • JTH | February 19, 2009 at 5:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”315593″]
    I’ve got three “authentic-ish” Bears jerseys (one of each) that I bought on eBay from some dude in Seoul for less than the price of a single replica.

    There are some minor issues that I could easily correct with a needle and thread if they really bothered me enough to take action.[/quote]
    OK, having said that, this is just horrible. It looks like they used a Broncos 7 as a template.

    And the font on the sleeve initials is all wrong, too.

  • husul | February 19, 2009 at 7:22 pm |

    The Colors Book…

    In 1997-98 my old Hockey site partner and I submitted a book idea with MANY sample pages to Dan Diamond (Total NHL series), the NHL, and the NFL…

    The Titles:
    NHL COLORS
    NFL COLORS

    Exact same book. I’ll say it again EXACT SAME BOOK!

    Maybe I should get all mad like that ST. Louis Blues rip-off guy. LOL what a crock, he combines the existing logo and the regions biggest/most famous landmark, and has the naivety to think he did something unique. Even the wordmark was stolen from the Blues!

    Anyway, here I have submitted an upwards of 15 articles over the past few years here, only to see Paul or someone else ignore them and feature them a week or 2 later as original thought. My bottom line, once you open your mouth about an idea, don’t be surprised to see it somewhere else in the near future.

    I have also been looking for the original copies of Sabres Uniforms I sent to them back in 2002 I believe. It is very close to the current alt’s, but the fact that all I did was add silver and the old logo like they use now. There is NO reason for me to get upset;
    1) I didn’t trademark anything.
    2) Like that Blues guy, I used EXISTING team logo’s and marks. It’s not my work, how can I take credit?
    3) I submitted it, and they may have never seen it…silver was an obvious addition.

    The UW high-horse gets higher everyday. Good thing there are guys like LI PHIL / TEEBZ / ETC that keep me from hating the smugness around here.

  • TD | February 19, 2009 at 7:26 pm |

    I always loved how Earl Weaver hacked his stirrups all the way up into the striping.. I always wondered if that was an attempt to look taller..

  • Paul Lukas | February 19, 2009 at 7:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”315596″]The Colors Book…

    In 1997-98 my old Hockey site partner and I submitted a book idea with MANY sample pages to Dan Diamond (Total NHL series), the NHL, and the NFL…

    The Titles:
    NHL COLORS
    NFL COLORS

    Exact same book. I’ll say it again EXACT SAME BOOK!

    Maybe I should get all mad like that ST. Louis Blues rip-off guy. LOL what a crock, he combines the existing logo and the regions biggest/most famous landmark, and has the naivety to think he did something unique. Even the wordmark was stolen from the Blues!

    Anyway, here I have submitted an upwards of 15 articles over the past few years here, only to see Paul or someone else ignore them and feature them a week or 2 later as original thought. My bottom line, once you open your mouth about an idea, don’t be surprised to see it somewhere else in the near future.

    I have also been looking for the original copies of Sabres Uniforms I sent to them back in 2002 I believe. It is very close to the current alt’s, but the fact that all I did was add silver and the old logo like they use now. There is NO reason for me to get upset;
    1) I didn’t trademark anything.
    2) Like that Blues guy, I used EXISTING team logo’s and marks. It’s not my work, how can I take credit?
    3) I submitted it, and they may have never seen it…silver was an obvious addition.

    The UW high-horse gets higher everyday. Good thing there are guys like LI PHIL / TEEBZ / ETC that keep me from hating the smugness around here.[/quote]

    Another loser hiding behind a phony screen name and a bogus e-mail address. As you all know, I “ignore” great story ideas all the time… Right.

  • =bg= | February 19, 2009 at 8:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”315558″]I’m a big fan of the new Giants spring training threads. Gone is the oddly-fonted “G” logo and the black-on-black color scheme. I like the orange-brimmed hat and absence of contrasting armpits.

    Before:
    http://cache.daylife...

    That oddly-fonted G has been part of their logo lineup for decades.

    http://www.nancarrow...

    http://nbcsportsmedi...

    After:
    http://www.flickr.co...

  • =bg= | February 19, 2009 at 8:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”315571″]Another case of too good to be true?

    http://www.fashionli...

    At quick glance, they look to be pretty good fakes, but I haven’t really looked through them…[/quote]

    Yeah look thru the site. Lacoste shirts, 22 dollars?

    http://www.fashionli...

    No chance.

  • husul | February 19, 2009 at 8:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”315598″][quote comment=”315596″]The Colors Book…

    In 1997-98 my old Hockey site partner and I submitted a book idea with MANY sample pages to Dan Diamond (Total NHL series), the NHL, and the NFL…

    The Titles:
    NHL COLORS
    NFL COLORS

    Exact same book. I’ll say it again EXACT SAME BOOK!

    Maybe I should get all mad like that ST. Louis Blues rip-off guy. LOL what a crock, he combines the existing logo and the regions biggest/most famous landmark, and has the naivety to think he did something unique. Even the wordmark was stolen from the Blues!

    Anyway, here I have submitted an upwards of 15 articles over the past few years here, only to see Paul or someone else ignore them and feature them a week or 2 later as original thought. My bottom line, once you open your mouth about an idea, don’t be surprised to see it somewhere else in the near future.

    I have also been looking for the original copies of Sabres Uniforms I sent to them back in 2002 I believe. It is very close to the current alt’s, but the fact that all I did was add silver and the old logo like they use now. There is NO reason for me to get upset;
    1) I didn’t trademark anything.
    2) Like that Blues guy, I used EXISTING team logo’s and marks. It’s not my work, how can I take credit?
    3) I submitted it, and they may have never seen it…silver was an obvious addition.

    The UW high-horse gets higher everyday. Good thing there are guys like LI PHIL / TEEBZ / ETC that keep me from hating the smugness around here.[/quote]

    Another loser hiding behind a phony screen name and a bogus e-mail address. As you all know, I “ignore” great story ideas all the time… Right.[/quote]

    My Name is Aaron Husul. I was the ESPN Buffalo Bills correspondent from 2000-2006, (One of the only ‘writers’ with 1 million hits a season, covering the NFL’s smallest market) and I understand I’m not a wordsmith by any means. BUT, I believe in content quality over comma and apostrophe quality. You should actually read what it says Paul. I didn’t say you or anyone ignored anything, I said it usually pops up later. I may only be submitting 1 part to a long story that pops up, but my point is…I can’t take or expect credit for it. That’s it, that’s all.

    I think you are taking offense because your latest ESPN column was a massive uninteresting flop. Although the Uni-smugness runs deep I am still a huge fan, so I hope you have been drinking because a response like that just adds to the no-it-all image you often project.

    And If I need to prove I’m real, will a membership or maybe a picture of “UNIWATCH” written on my chest do?

  • LI Phil | February 19, 2009 at 8:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”315600″]Lacoste shirts, 22 dollars?

    http://www.fashionli...

    No chance.[/quote]

    but brinke, look at the color!

    “Gold Enrod”

    /how could that be a fake???

  • Kris McInnis | February 19, 2009 at 9:31 pm |

    The Eagle County logo also looks like the Colonial Bank logo.

  • S. Bennett | February 19, 2009 at 9:47 pm |

    quote comment=\”315528\”]Cycling\’s Tour of California has taken to putting the leader\’s last name on the side panel of the leader\’s jersey.

    http://www.velonews....

    Whaddya call this? NOS?[/quote]

    It’s called UGLY, which stands for “unpleasant or repulsive, especially in appearance.”

    SB

  • JTH | February 19, 2009 at 9:55 pm |

    Who says the Winter Classic sweaters are overpriced.
    Very. Affordable.

    But how do you explain this pricing?

  • Husul | February 19, 2009 at 11:02 pm |

    [quote comment=\”315605\”]Who says the Winter Classic sweaters are overpriced.
    Very. Affordable.

    But how do you explain this pricing?[/quote]

    The jerseys are Chinese knock-offs. You can find them at convenience/variety stores all over here in Southern Ontario. In most cases they are $40-60 Canadian and the lettering/patches and cresting are far better quality than the $100-140 RBK “repli-thentic\” version. You honestly can’t go wrong with that jersey, my friend got Kane last week for $49.99 and it is beautiful. The WC patch alone looks authentic and worth $20 bucks.

  • Husul | February 19, 2009 at 11:05 pm |

    [quote comment=\”315606\”][quote comment=\\\”315605\\\”]Who says the Winter Classic sweaters are overpriced.
    Very. Affordable.

    But how do you explain this pricing?[/quote]

    The jerseys are Chinese knock-offs. You can find them at convenience/variety stores all over here in Southern Ontario. In most cases they are $40-60 Canadian and the lettering/patches and cresting are far better quality than the $100-140 RBK \”repli-thentic\\\” version. You honestly can\’t go wrong with that jersey, my friend got Kane last week for $49.99 and it is beautiful. The WC patch alone looks authentic and worth $20 bucks.[/quote]

    Thats on the \”about us\” page:

    All Western Union payments are payable to the following recipient:

    First name: Xiaojun Last name: Li

    Address: Xinshi Baiyun District Guangzhou Guangdong China
    Zip code: 510410 City : Guangzhou
    Country: China

  • Tris Wykes | February 19, 2009 at 11:16 pm |

    Heck, the site won’t let me add anything to my shopping cart, even though I signed up as a “member”. Perhaps the Feds are crashing through their front door even as I type.

  • The Hemogoblin | February 19, 2009 at 11:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”315606″][quote comment=\”315605\”]Who says the Winter Classic sweaters are overpriced.
    Very. Affordable.

    But how do you explain this pricing?[/quote]

    The jerseys are Chinese knock-offs. You can find them at convenience/variety stores all over here in Southern Ontario. In most cases they are $40-60 Canadian and the lettering/patches and cresting are far better quality than the $100-140 RBK “repli-thentic\” version. You honestly can’t go wrong with that jersey, my friend got Kane last week for $49.99 and it is beautiful. The WC patch alone looks authentic and worth $20 bucks.[/quote]

    No shit? Really? Here I was thinking that the site was fake forty fucking comments ago.

    *sigh*

    I do my best to read every comment before I comment here myself… others should do the same.

  • The Hemogoblin | February 19, 2009 at 11:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”315609″][quote comment=”315606″][quote comment=\”315605\”]Who says the Winter Classic sweaters are overpriced.
    Very. Affordable.

    But how do you explain this pricing?[/quote]

    The jerseys are Chinese knock-offs. You can find them at convenience/variety stores all over here in Southern Ontario. In most cases they are $40-60 Canadian and the lettering/patches and cresting are far better quality than the $100-140 RBK “repli-thentic\” version. You honestly can’t go wrong with that jersey, my friend got Kane last week for $49.99 and it is beautiful. The WC patch alone looks authentic and worth $20 bucks.[/quote]

    No shit? Really? Here I was thinking that the merch was fake forty fucking comments ago.

    *sigh*

    I do my best to read every comment before I comment here myself… others should do the same.[/quote]

    Fixed.

  • LI Phil | February 19, 2009 at 11:57 pm |

    [quote]No shit? Really? Here I was thinking that the site was fake forty fucking comments ago.

    *sigh*

    I do my best to read every comment before I comment here myself… others should do the same.[/quote]

    settle down kenny

    if we had a nickel for every “duplicate” comment that appears on here, we’d be at least fifteen cents richer every day

    /your point is taken, but lets keep the insults back in the holster, k?

  • Johnny O | February 20, 2009 at 12:40 am |

    I strongly recommend watching this amazing interview with Cecil Fielder on the MLB Network, plus, when you get to about 3:20 in the clip, you will see a very young Prince Fielder with an absolutely sweet Detroit Tigers jersey on. As a bonus, Prince is hitting right handed as well! Here is the clip:

    http://milwaukee.bre...

  • Husul | February 20, 2009 at 1:08 am |

    [quote comment=”315610″][quote comment=”315609″][quote comment=”315606″][quote comment=\”315605\”]Who says the Winter Classic sweaters are overpriced.
    Very. Affordable.

    But how do you explain this pricing?[/quote]

    The jerseys are Chinese knock-offs. You can find them at convenience/variety stores all over here in Southern Ontario. In most cases they are $40-60 Canadian and the lettering/patches and cresting are far better quality than the $100-140 RBK “repli-thentic\” version. You honestly can’t go wrong with that jersey, my friend got Kane last week for $49.99 and it is beautiful. The WC patch alone looks authentic and worth $20 bucks.[/quote]

    No shit? Really? Here I was thinking that the merch was fake forty fucking comments ago.

    *sigh*

    I do my best to read every comment before I comment here myself… others should do the same.[/quote]

    Fixed.[/quote]

    I thought JHT’s comment was a new topic, I was trying to help someone out. I’m laughing so hard right now that someone is actually complaining that their ‘find’ was re-posted. Are you 8 years old Hemogoblin? It’s a real site BTW, just not available to your area.
    Even funnier than Hemo’s sour grapes, when someone posts a google link, then it’s reposted and the original poster gets all mad like he is responsible for the item actually existing on earth.

  • Johnny O | February 20, 2009 at 1:28 am |

    Nate Robinson dunked over Biff tonight on the Letterman show tonight wearing the same green uni he did for the dunk contest. He was showing off his shoes to Dave, and Dave asked if they were waterproof. Hahaha. Also, Nate said that Nike, Warner Bros., and DC Comics made the shoes for him. Now, I know his special shoes are called Kryptonates…which is a spoof on kryptonite, which is from Superman, which is owned by WB or something like that. But, why would WB, and DC help in the making of that shoe?

  • Husul | February 20, 2009 at 1:38 am |

    This seems to be the best, most reliable of all the China sites. Wholesalers from around here buy this shuff up like crazy

    The 28 jerseys at various size package is killer @ 285$ US

    http://www.lightinth...

  • JTH aka JHT | February 20, 2009 at 7:20 am |

    [quote comment=”315613″]
    I thought JHT’s comment was a new topic, I was trying to help someone out.[/quote]
    Nah, I was just trying to point out the fact that the children’s hoodies are more expensive than the “authentic NHL jerseys” on that site. Thanks, though.

  • TJB | February 20, 2009 at 2:38 pm |

    I find the cover of that New England Whalers program interesting.

    It’s obvious the National Anthem is playing, as all the fans are standing and the Whalers, and what appears to be the Indianapolis Racers, are standing at their respective blue lines. What’s curious to me is, usually when the National Anthem (both teams based in USA, so I assume the SSB is the tune of choice) is played, no matter American or Canadian, the teams face the respective country’s flag while the song is in progress. But in this case the Whalers and the refs are facing one direction and the Racers are facing the other. Unless the flag is directly over center ice (which I guess it could be) someone has their backs to the flag. Or maybe that was just the “WHA” way of doing things back then.

  • The Hemogoblin | February 20, 2009 at 3:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”315613″][quote comment=”315610″][quote comment=”315609″][quote comment=”315606″][quote comment=\”315605\”]Who says the Winter Classic sweaters are overpriced.
    Very. Affordable.

    But how do you explain this pricing?[/quote]

    The jerseys are Chinese knock-offs. You can find them at convenience/variety stores all over here in Southern Ontario. In most cases they are $40-60 Canadian and the lettering/patches and cresting are far better quality than the $100-140 RBK “repli-thentic\” version. You honestly can’t go wrong with that jersey, my friend got Kane last week for $49.99 and it is beautiful. The WC patch alone looks authentic and worth $20 bucks.[/quote]

    No shit? Really? Here I was thinking that the merch was fake forty fucking comments ago.

    *sigh*

    I do my best to read every comment before I comment here myself… others should do the same.[/quote]

    Fixed.[/quote]

    I thought JHT’s comment was a new topic, I was trying to help someone out. I’m laughing so hard right now that someone is actually complaining that their ‘find’ was re-posted. Are you 8 years old Hemogoblin? It’s a real site BTW, just not available to your area.
    Even funnier than Hemo’s sour grapes, when someone posts a google link, then it’s reposted and the original poster gets all mad like he is responsible for the item actually existing on earth.[/quote]

    Hahahahahaha… it had absolutely nothing to do with that… it had more to do with how absolutely foolish you made yourself look when you went off and said what had been said thirty posts ago… I don’t care who said it.

  • Don Montgomery | February 20, 2009 at 5:35 pm |

    “In 1924 the stop sign was changed to black on yellow by the National Conference on Street and Highway Safety (NCSHS), which was the prevailing color until 1954. They regulated the signs to be mounted two or three feet above the ground. Another group (the predecessor to the MUTCD) had similar, but not identical ideas. The 1935 MUTCD regulation defined that stop signs should be octagonal, but with red or black letters on a yellow background.

    The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) stop sign was altered eight times between 1935 and 1971, generally regarding mounting height or reflectorization. However, the most significant change was the 1954 alteration to white on red color.”

    http://www.myparking...